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Kawneer systems are changing the face ofSwansea bay.


Architectural aluminium systems by leadingsupplier Kawneer are featuring on what is believed to be currently the largestconstruction project in South Wales.



Kawneer’s curtain walling, windows and doorsare being installed on Swansea University’s £450million Bay Campus site whichis being delivered by the UK’s leading regeneration specialist and Universitypartner St. Modwen.


The project comprises a 1,000,000ft2development on the shores of Swansea bay, including 465,000ft2 ofacademic space and 1,462 student residences, associated retail space, highwayworks and on-site infrastructure.


The academic part of the campus is formed oflow-rise, modern-style buildings incorporating R&D facilities and teachingspace. The student residences are traditionally-styled collegiate blocksarranged in courtyard configurations with fabulous views across the Swansea bayarea.


Designed to BREEAM standards, Phase 1 bymain contractor VINCI Construction UK is set for completion with first studentsmoving in, by September 2015. The Kawneer elements are being installed by approvedspecialist sub-contractors APiC UK and AB Glass.


These include Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drainedcurtain walling with 50mm sightlines, AA®541 top-hung, open-out casementwindows and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors on the School ofManagement (pictured), Great Hall and Bay Library buildings. AA®110mullion-drained curtain walling, with 65mm sightlines, is being installed onthe School of Management.


The education element apart, Kawneer’s AA®100zone-drained curtain walling and AA®541 side-hung, open-out casement windows arealso being installed on the student residences.


In addition, Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drainedcurtain walling and AA®541 top-hung casement windows are being installed on theInstitute of Structural Materials (home to Swansea Material Research and TestingLtd ‘SMART’) and Engineering East (home to Engineering Manufacturing Centre) – part-fundedby the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.


Designed by architects Prophyrious (master architects) with Hopkins, the project is aimedat delivering world-leading research, innovation and education facilities tothe city and surrounding community.




Note to editors: Swansea University Bay Campus

The new £450m Bay Campus scheme will be deliveredfor Swansea University, by land owner and UK’s leading regeneration specialist,St. Modwen, at the 65 acre former BP Transit site on the eastern approach intoSwansea. It will have the distinction of being one of the few globaluniversities with direct access onto a beach and its own seafront promenade.The new Bay Campus will provide academic, student accommodation and researchspace, the latter being in a series of agreements with international andnational companies. St. Modwen is developing the Bay Campus, with contractorsVINCI Construction UK, Galliford Try and Swansea University’s frameworkcontractor Leadbitter, a Bouygues UK company. Work started on site in May 2013,with full student occupation due in 2015. Visit www.swan.ac.uk/campus-development

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